Maximize SQL Server monitoring with custom metrics

SQL Monitor is a performance monitoring and alerting tool for
SQL Server, with a web-based UI. Its custom metrics feature lets you run T-SQL queries against SQL Servers to collect specific data. But what if you don’t want to write your own queries? No problem. Red Gate has brought together a range of quality custom metrics for you to use in SQL Monitor.


  • Browse popular metric categories or search for keywords or authors
  • Discover new and useful ways to monitor your SQL Servers
  • Decide quickly which metrics will broaden your monitoring range


  • Automatically install a metric in your version of SQL Monitor
  • Tune settings specific to your environment by following our guidelines
  • Start collecting, analyzing and alerting on data right away


Buffer pressure

VN:RO [1.9.17_1161]

Trying to determine if you have pressure in your buffer allocations can be difficult. Buffer cache hit ratio is an almost useless metric, so you need a mechanism to let you know if there‚Äôs a problem in that area. Read more

SQL Server: memory manager: SQL cache memory

VN:RO [1.9.17_1161]

This metric specifies the total amount of dynamic memory, in kilobytes (KB) the server is using for the dynamic SQL plan cache. Read more